An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is defined as “any motor vehicle with two or more wheels that is no wider than 70 inches and weighs no more than 1,000 pounds.” ATVs are commonly used in the United States for recreational purposes, however, ATVs can also be extremely dangerous, and are known to cause severe injuries that might otherwise be prevented. The United States government has implemented numerous regulations and guidelines to prevent ATV-caused injuries and death. ATV Accidents and Injuries ATVs are specifically designed for off-road usage. Injuries often result where ATVs are not used as they were intended, and unfortunately, a large number of those injured are children under the age of 16. Some of the injuries caused by ATVs[…]

In most states, individuals generally have the right to defend themselves from unlawful physical force. An analogous extension of this right of self-defense is the right to protect property from trespassers. This right may relieve a property owner of liability for actions that would otherwise be considered either an actionable tort or a crime. As with the right of self-defense, the nature and limits of the right to defend property are largely a creation of state law, and therefore vary among different jurisdictions. Definition of Trespasser State statutes generally employ varying language when defining a “trespasser.” Many have adopted or modified definitions included in legal treatises, such as that included in the Restatement of Torts, Second, which defines a trespasser as[…]

Despite increased awareness, slip and fall accidents account for the most common types of injuries that require hospitalization. Sadly, many of these accidents result in life-long disabilities or even death. As a victim or a loved one, you may be searching for answers—and rightfully so. It is important to assess the situation thoroughly to make sure negligence wasn’t involved and to gain legal aid as needed. But the question is who really is responsible for slip and fall accidents? There is no clear-cut answer, and it is our job as Car accident lawyers to help you sift through the tragedy and determine whether negligence existed during the injury. The situation varies, but there are a few considerations to keep in mind. Employers[…]

Medications are supposed to help. Whether these are over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription drugs, the American public heavily relies on a variety of different medications to increase quality of life. The problem is that some drugs can actually hamper your quality of life by producing adverse reactions. From memory loss and other cognitive effects, to allergic reactions and organ damage, supposedly “safe” medications may not be all that they’re cracked up to be. In some cases, an over-the-counter medication can have more side effects than a prescription version. If you or a loved one has suffered from an adverse drug reaction, it is crucial to get to the bottom of the situation. In some cases, a preexisting health condition may go[…]